There is nothing like a large screen porch with a tin roof on a stormy night. Unless it is a list of unfortunate events happening elsewhere. Here are my favorite links to unfortunate happenings (some of which are useful for preventative purposes):

The National Weather Service
North American Drought Monitor All of Texas is now out of the red, orange, and even yellow categories
The National Hurricane Center
ProMed-Mail “The global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases & toxins, open to all sources”
SANS Internet Storm Center Cooperative monitoring of all threats computer-related
FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts
ProMed Recalls and Alerts